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Red Ruffing
Charles Herbert Ruffing

Bats Right, Throws Right
Weight 205 lb.
Debut May 31, 1924
Born May 3, 1904 in Granville, IL
Died February 17, 1986 in Mayfield Hts., OH

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1924 20 BOS AL   0   0   8   2   0   0  0   23.0   29   17   0    9   10  6.65  4.34   65
 1925 21 BOS AL   9  18  37  27  13   3  1  217.3  253  121  10   75   64  5.01  4.52   90
 1926 22 BOS AL   6  15  37  22   6   0  2  166.0  169   81   4   68   58  4.39  4.06   92
 1927 23 BOS AL   5  13  26  18  10   0  2  158.3  160   82   7   87   77  4.66  4.22   90
 1928 24 BOS AL  10  25  42  34  25   1  2  289.3  303  125   8   96  118  3.89  4.12  106
 1929 25 BOS AL   9  22  35  30  18   1  1  244.3  280  132  17  118  109  4.86  4.28   88
 1930 26 BOS AL   0   3   4   3   1   0  0   24.0   32   17   1    6   14  6.38  4.61   72
         NYY AL  15   5  34  25  12   2  1  197.7  200   91  10   62  117  4.14  4.32  104
         TOT AL  15   8  38  28  13   2  1  221.7  232  108  11   68  131  4.38  4.35   99
 1931 27 NYY AL  16  14  37  30  19   1  2  237.0  240  116  11   87  132  4.41  3.99   91
 1932 28 NYY AL  18   7  35  29  22   3  2  259.0  219   89  16  115  190  3.09  4.08  132
 1933 29 NYY AL   9  14  35  28  18   0  3  235.0  230  102   7   93  122  3.91  3.89  100
 1934 30 NYY AL  19  11  36  31  19   5  0  256.3  232  112  18  104  149  3.93  4.05  103
 1935 31 NYY AL  16  11  30  29  19   2  0  222.0  201   77  17   76   81  3.12  4.05  130
 1936 32 NYY AL  20  12  33  33  25   3  0  271.0  274  116  22   90  102  3.85  4.64  120
 1937 33 NYY AL  20   7  31  31  22   4  0  256.3  242   85  17   68  131  2.98  4.44  149
 1938 34 NYY AL  21   7  31  31  22   3  0  247.3  246   91  16   82  127  3.31  4.55  137
 1939 35 NYY AL  21   7  28  28  22   5  0  233.3  211   76  15   75   95  2.93  4.34  148
 1940 36 NYY AL  15  12  30  30  20   3  0  226.0  218   85  24   76   97  3.38  4.03  119
 1941 37 NYY AL  15   6  23  23  13   2  0  185.7  177   73  13   54   60  3.54  3.94  111
 1942 38 NYY AL  14   7  24  24  16   4  0  193.7  183   69  10   41   80  3.21  3.44  107
 1945 41 NYY AL   7   3  11  11   8   1  0   87.3   85   28   2   20   24  2.89  3.46  120
 1946 42 NYY AL   5   1   8   8   4   2  0   61.0   37   12   2   23   19  1.77  3.47  196
 1947 43 CHW AL   3   5   9   9   1   0  0   53.0   63   36   7   16   11  6.11  3.67   60
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 22 Yr WL% .548 273 225 624 536 335  45 16 4344.0 4284 1833 254 1541 1987  3.80  4.15  109
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg    16  13  36  31  19   2  0  254.6  251  107  14   90  116  3.80  4.15  109
 Career High     21  25  42  34  25   5  3  289.3  303  132  24  118  190  1.77  4.64  196
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
                 W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERA *ERA+

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1924 20 BOS AL   8    7    0    1   0  1   0    0   0  0   0   1  .143  .143  .429    3   0           0    
 1925 21 BOS AL  37   79    6   17   4  2   0   11   0  0   1  22  .215  .235  .316   25   2           1    
 1926 22 BOS AL  37   51    8   10   1  0   1    5   0  1   2  12  .196  .226  .275   14   2           0    
 1927 23 BOS AL  29   55    5   14   3  1   0    4   0  0   0   6  .255  .268  .345   19   6           1    
 1928 24 BOS AL  60  121   12   38  13  1   2   19   0  0   3  12  .314  .331  .488   59   7           0    
 1929 25 BOS AL  60  114    9   35   9  0   2   17   0  0   2  13  .307  .325  .439   50   3           1    
 1930 26 BOS AL   6   11    2    3   2  0   0    1   0  0   0   1  .273  .273  .455    5   0           0    
         NYY AL  52   99   15   37   6  2   4   21   0  0   7   7  .374  .415  .596   59   0           0    
         TOT AL  58  110   17   40   8  2   4   22   0  0   7   8  .364  .402  .582   64   0   0   0   0   0
 1931 27 NYY AL  48  109   14   36   8  1   3   12   0  0   1  13  .330  .336  .505   55   6           0    
 1932 28 NYY AL  55  124   20   38   6  1   3   19   0  0   6  10  .306  .338  .444   55   2           0    
 1933 29 NYY AL  55  115   10   29   3  1   2   13   0  0   7  15  .252  .295  .348   40   2           0    
 1934 30 NYY AL  45  113   11   28   3  0   2   13   0  0   3  17  .248  .274  .327   37   0           1    
 1935 31 NYY AL  50  109   13   37  10  0   2   18   0  0   3   9  .339  .363  .486   53   1           1    
 1936 32 NYY AL  53  127   14   37   5  0   5   22   0  0  11  12  .291  .348  .449   57   2           0    
 1937 33 NYY AL  54  129   11   26   3  0   1   10   0  0  13  24  .202  .275  .248   32   2           0    
 1938 34 NYY AL  45  107   12   24   4  1   3   17   0  0  17  21  .224  .331  .364   39   1           0    
 1939 35 NYY AL  44  114   12   35   1  0   1   20   1  0   7  18  .307  .347  .342   39   3           0   1
 1940 36 NYY AL  33   89    8   11   4  0   1    7   0  0   3   9  .124  .152  .202   18   1           0   6
 1941 37 NYY AL  38   89   10   27   8  1   2   22   0  0   4  12  .303  .333  .483   43   1           0   2
 1942 38 NYY AL  30   80    8   20   4  0   1   13   0  0   5  13  .250  .302  .338   27   2           1   2
 1945 41 NYY AL  21   46    4   10   0  1   1    5   0  0   0   8  .217  .217  .326   15   0           0   0
 1946 42 NYY AL   8   25    1    3   1  0   0    1   0  0   1   8  .120  .154  .160    4   0           0   1
 1947 43 CHW AL  14   24    2    5   0  0   0    3   0  0   1   3  .208  .240  .208    5   0           0   1
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 22 Seasons     882 1937  207  521  98 13  36  273   1  1  97 266  .269  .306  .389  753  43   0   0   6  13
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        356   38   96  18  2   7   50   0  0  18  49  .269  .306  .389  138   8   0   0   1   2
 Career High     60  129   20   40  13  2   5   22   1  1  17  24                     64   7   0   0   1   6
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1924 20 BOS AL    7    6    0                     | .143  .300| .143  .371| .429  .414| .571  .786|  42         0%
 1925 21 BOS AL   83   64    5                     | .215  .300| .235  .370| .316  .420| .551  .791|  39         0%
 1926 22 BOS AL   55   44    3                     | .196  .286| .226  .357| .275  .402| .501  .759|  32         0%
 1927 23 BOS AL   62   47    4                     | .255  .291| .268  .359| .345  .407| .613  .766|  59         0%
 1928 24 BOS AL  131   90   19                     | .314  .286| .331  .351| .488  .407| .818  .757| 114         0%
 1929 25 BOS AL  120   82   15                     | .307  .289| .325  .356| .439  .418| .763  .773|  96         0%
 1930 26 BOS AL   11    8    1                     | .273  .291| .273  .355| .455  .427| .727  .782|  83         0%
         NYY AL  106   62   24                     | .374  .290| .415  .354| .596  .426|1.011  .780| 157         0%
         TOT AL  117   70   25                     | .364  .290| .402  .354| .582  .426| .984  .780| 150         0%
 1931 27 NYY AL  116   79   18                     | .330  .279| .336  .345| .505  .398| .841  .744| 124         0%
 1932 28 NYY AL  132   88   18                     | .306  .279| .338  .348| .444  .410| .782  .758| 105         0%
 1933 29 NYY AL  124   88   11                     | .252  .273| .295  .343| .348  .394| .643  .737|  74         0%
 1934 30 NYY AL  117   85    9                     | .248  .279| .274  .352| .327  .402| .601  .754|  59         0%
 1935 31 NYY AL  114   73   18                     | .339  .280| .363  .351| .486  .405| .849  .756| 123         0%
 1936 32 NYY AL  140   92   19                     | .291  .294| .348  .370| .449  .433| .797  .803|  98         0%
 1937 33 NYY AL  144  105    8                     | .202  .291| .275  .367| .248  .433| .523  .800|  32         0%
 1938 34 NYY AL  125   84   12                     | .224  .290| .331  .369| .364  .433| .695  .802|  74         0%
 1939 35 NYY AL  124   83   13                     | .307  .284| .347  .359| .342  .420| .689  .779|  78       100%
 1940 36 NYY AL   93   85    2                     | .124  .274| .152  .347| .202  .416| .354  .762|  -7         0%
 1941 37 NYY AL   94   65   14                     | .303  .274| .333  .351| .483  .404| .816  .755| 115         0%
 1942 38 NYY AL   88   64    7                     | .250  .264| .302  .337| .338  .369| .640  .706|  81         0%
 1945 41 NYY AL   46   36    3                     | .217  .267| .217  .339| .326  .363| .543  .702|  54         0%
 1946 42 NYY AL   26   23    0                     | .120  .264| .154  .338| .160  .380| .314  .718| -12         0%
 1947 43 CHW AL   25   20    1                     | .208  .258| .240  .336| .208  .371| .448  .707|  28         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 22 Seasons     2083 1473  228                     | .269  .283| .306  .354| .389  .410| .695  .764|  81        50%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn    LF   CF   RF
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 1924 20 BOS AL   P*   8      0    3    0    0 1.000  .959  1.17  2.54   2   23.0
 1925 21 BOS AL   P*  37      7   50    1    3  .983  .960  2.36  2.66  27  217.3
 1926 22 BOS AL   P*  37     10   34    1    2  .978  .957  2.39  2.66  22  166.0
 1927 23 BOS AL   P*  26      8   36    1    1  .978  .959  2.50  2.62  18  158.3
 1928 24 BOS AL   P*  42      7   51    3    4  .951  .957  1.80  2.44  34  289.3
 1929 25 BOS AL   P*  35      7   46    3    1  .946  .958  1.95  2.34  30  244.3
                 OF    2      1    0    0    0 1.000  .966  0.50  2.30               2    0    0
 1930 26 BOS AL   P*   4      0    2    1    0  .667  .946  0.75  2.21   3   24.0
         NYY AL   P*  34      3   27    2    0  .937  .946  1.37  2.20  25  197.7
         TOT AL   P*  38      3   29    3    0  .914  .947  1.30  2.20  28  221.7
 1931 27 NYY AL   P*  37      4   32    0    1 1.000  .954  1.37  2.21  30  237.0
                 OF    1      1    0    0    0 1.000  .969  1.00  2.20               0    0    1
 1932 28 NYY AL   P*  35      4   38    2    4  .955  .958  1.46  2.24  29  259.0
 1933 29 NYY AL   P*  35      8   45    2    5  .964  .960  2.03  2.28  28  235.0
 1934 30 NYY AL   P*  36     10   32    3    2  .933  .956  1.47  2.14  31  256.3
 1935 31 NYY AL   P*  30     17   26    0    3 1.000  .949  1.74  2.15  29  222.0
 1936 32 NYY AL   P*  33     13   56    1    6  .986  .956  2.29  1.99  33  271.0
 1937 33 NYY AL   P*  31      9   28    1    2  .974  .954  1.30  2.05  31  256.3
 1938 34 NYY AL   P*  31     11   34    0    2 1.000  .952  1.64  2.11  31  247.3
 1939 35 NYY AL   P*  28      8   32    2    2  .952  .951  1.54  1.92  28  233.3
 1940 36 NYY AL   P*  30      6   30    2    2  .947  .956  1.43  2.04  30  226.0
 1941 37 NYY AL   P*  23      7   21    0    3 1.000  .960  1.36  2.14  23  185.7
 1942 38 NYY AL   P*  24      8   30    1    5  .974  .957  1.77  2.31  24  193.7
 1945 41 NYY AL   P*  11      2   11    1    1  .929  .955  1.34  2.24  11   87.3
 1946 42 NYY AL   P*   8      2    6    0    1 1.000  .951  1.18  2.01   8   61.0
 1947 43 CHW AL   P*   9      2    7    0    1 1.000  .955  1.53  1.92   9   53.0
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 Position Total   P* 624    153  677   27   51  .968  .956  1.72  2.23 536 4343.8
                 OF    3      2    0    0    0 1.000  .967  0.67  2.27               2    0    1
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 Overall Total       627    155  677   27   51  .969  .956  1.33  1.73

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

* indicates Innings Played rather than Games Played was used in Range Factor calculations.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Pitching

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV CG   IP   H   ER  BB  SO
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1932 WS    NYY CHC   W    1   4.00  1-0   0  1   9.0  10   4   6  10
 1936 WS    NYY NYG   W    2   4.50  0-1   0  0  14.0  16   7   5  12
 1937 WS    NYY NYG   W    1   1.00  1-0   0  1   9.0   7   1   3   8
 1938 WS    NYY CHC   W    2   1.50  2-0   0  2  18.0  17   3   2  11
 1939 WS    NYY CIN   W    1   1.00  1-0   0  1   9.0   4   1   1   4
 1941 WS    NYY BRO   W    1   1.00  1-0   0  1   9.0   6   1   3   5
 1942 WS    NYY STL   L    2   4.08  1-1   0  1  17.7  14   8   7  11
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
  7 World Series     6-1  10   2.63  7-2   0  7  85.7  74  25  27  61
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1932 WS    NYY CHC   W    2   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .200  .000  0
 1936 WS    NYY NYG   W    3   5  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  2  .000  .167  .000  0
 1937 WS    NYY NYG   W    1   4  0  2  1  0  0   3  0  0  .500  .500  .750  0
 1938 WS    NYY CHC   W    2   6  1  1  0  0  0   1  1  0  .167  .286  .167  0
 1939 WS    NYY CIN   W    1   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  .333  .333  .333  0
 1941 WS    NYY BRO   W    1   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1942 WS    NYY STL   L    4   9  0  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  .222  .222  .222  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  7 World Series     6-1  14  34  1  6  1  0  0   4  3  6  .176  .243  .206  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1934
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
Top 10 MVP
1937-AL-8
1938-AL-4
1939-AL-5
ERA
1932-3.09-2
1934-3.93-10
1935-3.12-3
1936-3.85-6
1937-2.98-4
1938-3.31-2
1939-2.93-4
1940-3.38-10
Wins
1930-15-10
1931-16-7
1932-18-7
1934-19-5
1935-16-8
1936-20-3
1937-20-2
1938-21-1
1939-21-2
1940-15-7
1941-15-5
1942-14-8
Car-273-29
Won-Loss %
1930-.652-8
1932-.720-3
1934-.633-8
1937-.741-5
1938-.750-2
1939-.750-5
1941-.714-2
1942-.667-8
(BB + H)/9IP
1930-12.18-10
1932-11.61-4
1934-11.8-6
1935-11.23-4
1936-12.09-2
1937-10.88-3
1938-11.94-3
1939-11.03-2
1940-11.71-8
1941-11.2-3
1942-10.41-3
Hits Allowed/9IP
1926-9.16-10
1932-7.61-2
1933-8.81-9
1934-8.15-2
1935-8.15-2
1936-9.1-7
1937-8.50-5
1938-8.95-7
1939-8.14-4
1940-8.68-7
Base on Balls/9IP
1936-2.99-9
1937-2.39-4
1938-2.98-10
1939-2.89-9
1941-2.62-4
1942-1.91-3
Strikeouts/9IP
1927-4.38-5
1928-3.67-10
1929-4.02-6
1930-5.32-5
1931-5.01-5
1932-6.60-1
1933-4.67-3
1934-5.23-1
1937-4.60-7
1938-4.62-7
1940-3.86-10
Games
1928-42-5
Innings
1928-289.3-2
1932-259.0-8
1933-235.0-8
1934-256.3-5
1936-271.0-5
1937-256.3-6
1938-247.3-4
1939-233.3-5
Car-4344.0-29
Strikeouts
1927-77-9
1928-118-4
1929-109-5
1930-131-5
1931-132-4
1932-190-1
1933-122-3
1934-149-3
1936-102-9
1937-131-7
1938-127-5
1939-95-9
1940-97-10
Car-1987-57
Games Started
1928-34-2
1934-31-8
1935-29-10
1936-33-6
1937-31-8
1938-31-5
1939-28-10
1940-30-10
Car-536-28
Comp. Games
1928-25-1
1929-18-10
1931-19-6
1932-22-3
1933-18-4
1934-19-5
1935-19-5
1936-25-3
1937-22-3
1938-22-2
1939-22-3
1940-20-4
Car-335-29
Shutouts
1925-3-4
1930-2-4
1932-3-3
1934-5-3
1935-2-9
1936-3-6
1937-4-3
1938-3-2
1939-5-1
1940-3-4
1941-2-10
1942-4-2
Car-45-28
Home Runs Allow.
1929-17-6
1932-16-10
1934-18-3
1935-17-4
1936-22-3
1937-17-10
1938-16-10
1940-24-1
Car-254-64
Base On Balls Allow.
1927-87-7
1928-96-5
1929-118-2
1932-115-3
1933-93-8
1934-104-6
Car-1541-10
Hits Allowed
1928-303-2
1929-280-4
1936-274-7
1937-242-10
1938-246-6
Car-4284-26
Losses
1925-18-4
1926-15-6
1928-25-1
1929-22-1
1931-14-10
1933-14-10
Car-225-23
Adjusted ERA+
1932-132-5
1935-130-6
1936-120-8
1937-149-5
1938-137-3
1939-148-4
       

Black Ink: Pitching - 11 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 257 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Batting - 3.0 Pitching - 38.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 109.5 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

Similar Pitchers 
  1. Gus Weyhing (932)
  2. Burleigh Grimes (918) *
  3. Tony Mullane (898)
  4. Early Wynn (895) *
  5. Ted Lyons (876) *
  6. Red Faber (864) *
  7. Sam Jones (863)
  8. Dennis Martinez (863)
  9. Jack Morris (861)
  10. Tommy John (857)
Most Similar by Age
  1. Josh Billings (980)
  2. Buttons Briggs (977)
  3. George Haddock (978)
  4. Camilo Pascual (967)
  5. Jack Russell (945)
  6. Jack Fisher (939)
  7. Jack Fisher (930)
  8. Pedro Ramos (941)
  9. Bump Hadley (940)
  10. Bump Hadley (940)
  11. Bump Hadley (926)
  12. Ted Breitenstein (920)
  13. Joe Bush (918)
  14. Joe Bush (944)
  15. Mel Harder (914)
  16. Mel Harder (890)
  17. Early Wynn (901) *
  18. Early Wynn (928) *
  19. Early Wynn (903) *
  20. Early Wynn (896) *
  21. Early Wynn (895) *
Similar Batters 
  1. Norm Larker (953)
  2. Dick Kryhoski (942)
  3. Rich Reese (939)
  4. Pat Putnam (934)
  5. Glenn Adams (933)
  6. Rick Leach (930)
  7. Gene Larkin (930)
  8. Tim Jordan (929)
  9. Johnny McCarthy (927)
  10. Mike Aldrete (926)
Most Similar by Age
  1. Carl Scheib (979)
  2. Claude Hendrix (974)
  3. Al Orth (969)
  4. Sam Leslie (966)
  5. George McQuinn (961)
  6. Les Fleming (952)
  7. Les Fleming (951)
  8. Glenn Adams (960)
  9. Glenn Adams (963)
  10. Glenn Adams (960)
  11. Glenn Adams (965)
  12. Johnny McCarthy (953)
  13. Johnny McCarthy (949)
  14. Johnny McCarthy (938)
  15. Johnny McCarthy (938)
  16. Bucky Walters (892)
  17. Ted Lyons (846) *
  18. Ted Lyons (846) *


* - Signifies Hall of Famer

 

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